Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

Title: Timeless
Author: Alexandra Monir
Series: Timeless #1
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Date Published: January 11, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Goodreads Summary

When tragedy strikes Michele Windsor’s world, she is forced to uproot her life and move across the country to New York City, to live with the wealthy, aristocratic grandparents she’s never met. In their old Fifth Avenue mansion filled with a century’s worth of family secrets, Michele discovers a diary that hurtles her back in time to the year 1910. There, in the midst of the glamorous Gilded Age, Michele meets the young man with striking blue eyes who has haunted her dreams all her life – a man she always wished was real, but never imagined could actually exist. And she finds herself falling for him, into an otherworldly, time-crossed romance.
Michele is soon leading a double life, struggling to balance her contemporary high school world with her escapes into the past. But when she stumbles upon a terrible discovery, she is propelled on a race through history to save the boy she loves – a quest that will determine the fate of both of their lives.

I read this book because of this one review I had read. It was a reviewer I followed and well since she had given it 5 stars and written such a good review for it I though I should read it.

I was looking for a good romance, after reading so many unreleastic teen romances, I needed characters to have the spark.

Even then, I didn’t expect a whole lot when I went into the book, much less to come out with my brain fried.
Writing the review approximately 2 months after reading it I still get goose bumps thinking about it.
Alexandra Monir is a genius. I had wanted to read this book for the romance but I ended up enjoying the whole time travel concept equally.

Monir has a different approach to time travel and for that I am glad. I am so fed up with people always complaining about how traveling back in time will change something in the present blah blah blah. But here it’s about Michele helping out her ancestors. It’s how her help led to the things as they are in the present and that itself is such a unique concept. The way Monir connects everything and brings it all together like pieces of a puzzle makes it so unique. There are still some pieces that are missing or don’t fit but I guess that’s what Timekeeper is for.

Moving on to our main character. I loved Michele. I absolutely loved her. I loved how brave she was and how she was willing to let Philip go even seeing how much it hurt her. I really didn’t think she would be that strong when I started the book. Like I said before, I was vary of the book when I had started reading. But Michele proved to be a lot more than a love sick teenager. She had so much going on and she figured out so many things. I love her for her determination and her will to do the right thing.
Now moving on to our love interest, Philip.

I am not going to say anything about him. Just 4 words. They should get my point across.


The ending of the book isn’t necessarily like the cliff hanger people make it out to be. It could be viewed as a happy ending were the book a stand alone but if you read the synopsis to the sequel, Timekeeper, that’s when the ending becomes a cliff hanger and that’s why I cannot freaking wait for the book to be out. I need it so bad because there are so many questions in my mind that need to be answered.

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